The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 23, 2007

Obituaries for 5/24/07


A memorial service for Bob Lee Carlberg, 80, of Ponca City, will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Worship Center of First Baptist Church, Ponca City. The Rev. Larry Masters will officiate. Arrangements are by Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City.

He was born June 10, 1926, in Chanute, Kan., to Loren Otis and Inez Mildred Stevens Carlberg and died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, following a long illness.

He lived in a variety of towns in Kansas and Oklahoma. He graduated from Enid High School and earned a music scholarship to Phillips University. He transferred to Oklahoma A&M; University after one year and received a degree in chemical engineering.

He married Bonnie Ruth Wolf. They settled in Ponca City following college. They had been married 57 years at her death on Dec. 6, 2005.

He worked in exploration research at Conoco for more than 30 years, retiring as a staff scientist. He traveled extensively in this role with Conoco across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 9 in Ponca City, earning every scouting training commendation available. After retiring as a scoutmaster he remained active in the Will Rogers Council. He was a longtime member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Ponca City. He served as head of the deacon council and held several leadership positions.

Surviving are one son, Philip Carlberg of Lake Jackson, Texas; one daughter, Beth of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Ron; three sisters, Joreen, Carol and Jeanette; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 218 South 6th Street, Ponca City, OK 74601 or Ponca City Public Library, 515 East Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601.


The funeral for Geneva Parzell Satterwhite McGowan, 94, of Woodward, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Billings Funeral Home, Woodward. The Rev. Ray Blakley will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Wood-ward.

She was born Sept. 19, 1912, in Willow to James Gaither and Ruby Blanche Ellison Satterwhite and died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in Hobart.

She attended school at Old Porch, Highway and Retrop.

She married Emmett Frank McGowan Dec. 21, 1929, in Sayre. They lived and farmed in Retrop until 1941 when they moved to Granite. In 1942, they made their home in Sentinel and in 1943 they moved to Richmond, Calif., to help with the war effort as shipbuilders. In 1945, they returned to Sentinel, where she was a homemaker and pulled and chopped cotton. In 1957, they moved to Anton, Texas. He died in April 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Burton of Hobart, and Carol Morris of Woodward; one son, Donald McGowan of San Antonio; one brother, George Satterwhite of Reading, Pa.; one sister, Nettie Stocking of Woodward; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband, Frank, she was preceded in death by one sister, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the charity of donor’s choice.


The funeral for Danny Leroy Smith, 60, of Ponca City, will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Ponca City. The Rev. Andy Gifford will officiate. Burial will be 3 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Meno. Arrangements are by Trout Funeral Home and Crematory, Ponca City. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 11, 1946, in Enid to Everett Leroy and Vera Thompson Smith and died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at St. Francis Me-dical Center, Wichita, Kan.

He at-tended Ci-marron Val-ley grade school through the eighth grade and graduated from Ringwood High School in 1964. He received a degree in mathematics and accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1969.

He married Margaret Ann Doll Dec. 4, 1964, and began his career in Ponca City with Conoco Inc. in June 1969. He retired in Houston after 27 years as a tax consultant. They returned to Ponca City in 2000. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ponca City, where he served as deacon, elder and church treasurer. He also volunteered at Habitat for Human-ity.

Surviving are his wife, Mar-garet, of Ponca City; one son, Troy Everett Smith of Cairo, Egypt; one daughter, LaDonna Rennae Dennis of Enid; his mother, Vera Irene McNickel of Ringwood; one sister, Sherill Easterday of Okla-homa City; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1505 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74604.

Condolences may be made online at www.troutfuneral


A graveside service for Bonnie Lynn Becker, 53, of Alva, will be 2 p.m. Friday in Alva Municipal Cemetery. The Rev. William S. Kalfas will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

She was born June 19, 1953, in Orange, Texas, to Jerald Clifford and Evelyn Elizabeth Manewal Leech and died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in Alva.

She graduated from Alva High School and worked at Starr Lumber.

She married Sonny Becker Sept. 24, 1981, in Alva. She was a member of Alva Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are her husband, Sonny, of Alva; two daughters, Sara Becker of Alva, and Jessica Becker of Ponca City; one stepson, Ben Becker of Edmond; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Redinger of Seiling; four brothers, Bobby Leech of Champaign, Ill., Jerry Leech of Oklahoma, Jackie Leech of Chanute, Kan., and Ronnie Leech of Scott City, Kan.; three sisters, Pat Young and Barbara White, both of Cherokee, and Linda Rhodes of Alva; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and one grandson.

Memorials may be made online at the funeral home to help with medical expenses.

Condolences may be made online at www.marshallfuneral

WAGGONER, Alisa F., 55, Enid. Service pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 5-24-1)


The funeral for Virginia R. Messenger will be 2 p.m. today at Hillsdale Bible Church. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery, Nash. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 5-24-1)


The funeral for James R. “Jim” Gaskill will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Lamont. Burial will be in Lamont Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek. (Paid Obit 5-24-1)


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Bob passed away in Decem-ber due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Please join us on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 6 p.m., as his family and friends come together to honor him at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2505 W. Owen K. Garriott, in Enid. (Paid Obit 5-24-1)


Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Warren Leslie Sr., 65, of Ponca City, will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stanley N. Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Navy.

Bob passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at his home in Ponca City, following a lengthy illness related to his military service in Vietnam.

Bob was born in Enid to Prentice and Dorothy (Streck) Leslie on Sept. 17, 1941. He was their only son. Bob attended Enid Public Schools, graduating from Enid High School in 1960. He joined the Navy and served in Vietnam. Bob returned to Enid after the service and met and married the love of his life, Parmalee (Sain) Leslie on Jan. 3, 1969. They have been married 38 and one-half years.

Bob and Parmalee remained in Enid where Bob completed his college degree in Business Administration and Geology at Phillips University. He owned and operated Industrial Hardware, National Pipeline Construction, RoPar Inc. He worked for Failing’s, Serv-Air, Northrup, DynCorp, and Wal-Mart. He retired from DynCorp due to illness in 2006, and then Bob and Parmalee moved to Ponca City.

He is survived by his wife Parmalee; two sons, Robert Leslie Jr. and his wife Alexis and three children, Logan, Laine and Liam of Marrero, LA, son Christopher Leslie of Oklahoma City and two sons, Alex and Christian; a daughter Kimberlie Leslie of Ponca City; three sisters, Linda Hayes of Enid, Shirley Eck of Enid, and Sandy Schrock of Arizona; as well as several nieces and nephews and their families; his sister-in-law Debbie Sain of Oklahoma City, and a host of friends and relatives.

Robert was a great father, husband, and friend. He will be remembered as a strong Christian man with a good heart, a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather. He was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts, he loved fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one niece, one child, a brother-in-law, and his wife’s parents.

Memorials may be made in honor of Robert to Boy Scouts of America, Oklahoma Bible Academy, Hillsdale Christian School, and the Foundation for Kidney, diabetes and lung research, or to donor’s choice.

Condolences may be made online at (Paid Obit 5-24-1)